Accountability

Police Foundation Governance and Accountability: Corporate Interlocks and Private, Nonprofit Influence on Public Police

Police foundations are new private organizations used by public police services to raise corporate monies in North America. This article examines problems of governance and accountability arising in relation to police foundations and police services. …

Police-Sponsorship Networks: Benign Ties or Relations of Private Influence?

This article examines relational ties between private sponsors and public police departments based on sponsorship of Canadian and international policing conferences and galas. Using network analysis and descriptive statistics, we investigate ties …

The Police Foundation’s Rise: Implications of Public Policing’s Dark Money

A new kind of organization has emerged in public policing across the United States and Canada - the 'police foundation'. The foundation's private, nonprofit legal status allows it to engage in private fundraising activities that police, as public …

Theorizing Freedom of Information: The Live Archive, Obfuscation, and Actor-Network Theory

Freedom of information (FOI) is typically analyzed as a law and legal discourse. In sociology, criminology, and socio-legal studies, FOI is also increasingly used as a method to generate disclosures about inside government practices. Absent from this …